Dads Defying Gravity

These fathers have no fear of heights.

Regardless of time and place, there seems to be a universal urge in dads to challenge the very laws of physics with their offspring. Perhaps the only way to counter the overwhelming sense of responsibility that comes from raising a child is to use them as a human slingshot, ballast, or torpedo. Whatever the reason, as adjacent family members calmly note the location of the nearest ER, it's hard to ignore the delight of dads and their kids as they have some high-flying fun.

How High Can They Go? Chicago History Museum/Getty Images How High Can They Go? Pretty High Joe Sohm/Visions of America/UIG via Getty Images Pretty High Higher Still Don Dutton/Toronto Star via Getty Images Higher Still The Highest Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images The Highest Baby Levitation Kirn Vintage Stock/Corbis via Getty Images Baby Levitation Weight Lifting Stan Wayman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Weight Lifting The Swing David McNew/Getty Images The Swing Leaping With Abandon Alfred Eisenstaedt Leaping With Abandon Feats of Strength Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Feats of Strength Flying High Hulton Deutsch/Corbis via Getty Images Flying High Never Too Young to Start George W. Hales/Getty Images Never Too Young to Start Daredevil Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images Daredevil Head Games Raymond Kleboe/Getty Images Head Games Mongolian Contortion School Chien-min Chung/Getty Images Mongolian Contortion School Circus Moves

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